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Bill Would Eliminate Red-Light Traffic Cameras in Texas

Bill Would Eliminate Red-Light Traffic Cameras in Texas

On Monday a bill was approved by the TX Senate Transportation Committee to outlaw red light cameras and halt cities that already use such cameras to ticket drivers. Despite the endorsement from law enforcement who favor the use of red-light cameras, the committee voted 5-0 to send the bill to...

04/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Weather Warning Sirens Maintenance on Friday

Weather Warning Sirens Maintenance on Friday

This siren, located at the intersection of Church St. and Evergreen, is one of six outdoor warning sirens spread around the city. (eParis photo by Josh Allen) On Friday, April 17th, 2015, the outdoor weather warning sirens will be having maintenance performed on them if the weather permits....

04/16/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Considers Trail Rehabilitation

City Council Considers Trail Rehabilitation

Monday night, the Paris City Council decided in regular session to consider fully funding the rehabilitation of the Trail de Paris. During the citizens’ forum, over ten speakers addressed the council in support of the Trail de Paris and its reconstruction and rehabilitation.  Several...

04/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Cardiology Center Cath Lab Coming Soon

Paris Cardiology Center Cath Lab Coming Soon

Paris Cardiology Center, the practice of Khalid Shafiq M.D. is looking forward in announcing it’s opening of Paris Cardiology Center Cath Lab, to provide outpatient surgical services to patients within our community soon. A catheterization Laboratory or Cath Lab is an examination room in an...

04/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Trail de Paris on City Council Agenda Monday Night

Trail de Paris on City Council Agenda Monday Night

The Paris City Council will be meeting in regular session on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber located at 107 E. Kaufman Street.  The meeting is open to the public. Included in the regular agenda is to discuss the Trail de Paris reconstruction and provide direction...

04/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand jury: 23 indicted in April

Grand jury: 23 indicted in April

A Lamar County Grand Jury handed down indictments to twenty three individuals for the month of April last week at the Lamar County Courthouse. According to court records, those indicted and their charges are as follows: Brandi Leona Ballard – Credit Card Abuse (Elderly); Forgery...

04/11/2015 by Josh Allen
Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall

Blue Bell ice cream manufactured in the company’s Broken Arrow, Oklahoma facility has been recalled due to concerns of Listeria contamination.  The plant was shut down on Friday after ice cream contaminated with the deadly bacteria were traced back to that location. Walmart stores have...

04/07/2015 by eParisExtra
CITY OF PARIS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS

CITY OF PARIS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS

If you are a resident of Paris and would like to make a difference in the City by volunteering your time and knowledge, you may want to consider serving on one of the City’s Boards, Committees or Commissions. The City is accepting applications for positions on the Airport Advisory Board, Band...

04/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Ratcliffe Critizes Obama's Iran Deal

Ratcliffe Critizes Obama's Iran Deal

U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas,), who represents Lamar County, released the following statement after the administration announced a framework for a nuclear deal with Iran: “When Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress last month, he warned of something...

04/03/2015 by eParisExtra
PARIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ADDS NEW SPECIALTY WITH ADDITION OF RHEUMATOLOGIST

PARIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ADDS NEW SPECIALTY WITH ADDITION OF RHEUMATOLOGIST

Paris Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Rheumatologist, Thamilvani Thiruvasahar, M.D. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Thiruvasahar join the Paris Regional Medical Center’s team of physicians,” Steve Grubbs, CEO of Paris Regional Medical Center.  “With the...

03/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Texas House Passes No Texting While Driving Bill

Texas House Passes No Texting While Driving Bill

Yesterday, Texas lawmakers voted 104-39 for House Bill 80, by state Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland), which would make texting while driving a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $99 for the first offense and $200 for subsequent violations. If signed into law, Texas would join 45 other...

03/27/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Approves Two-Way Traffic

City Council Approves Two-Way Traffic

During Monday evening’s City Council meeting, the members voted unanimously to change two downtown streets from one-way to two-way. Price Street and Houston Street, both currently one-way streets, will be converted into two-way within the next two weeks. However, the Council decided to...

03/24/2015 by eParisExtra
U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host First Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host First Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Representative for Northeast Texas, including Lamar County, John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) will host his first telephone town hall, March 26 starting at 7 p.m. A telephone town hall is a live, toll-free town hall meeting over the phone in order to give you an opportunity to ask questions about...

03/24/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday Night

City Council to Meet Monday Night

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The meeting is open to the public and includes a “Citizens’ forum.” The following items are on the regular agenda: Discuss...

03/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke recognizes Lamar County for preventing and controlling heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases

Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke recognizes Lamar County for preventing and controlling heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases

The Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke recently recognized Lamar County for its efforts to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and other chronic diseases. The Texas Healthy Communities Program assists communities to assess their existing environments, implement changes...

03/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Wednesday's jury panel cancelled

Wednesday's jury panel cancelled

Citizens that have received summons to report to the 6th District Court scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, at 9 a.m. will not need to appear. The summoned jury panel for that day has been cancelled, according to District Clerk Shawntel Golden. “If you have a question regarding your...

03/16/2015 by Josh Allen
Thirty individuals receive grand jury indictments in March

Thirty individuals receive grand jury indictments in March

A Lamar County Grand Jury handed down indictments to thirty individuals for the month of March last week at the Lamar County Courthouse. Of the thirty indicted, seventeen-year-old Ashley Morrison was indicted for the murder of her boyfriend’s grandmother, along with several other counts...

03/15/2015 by Josh Allen
City Council Approves Final Plat for Paris Lakes Despite Opposition from Hashmi

City Council Approves Final Plat for Paris Lakes Despite Opposition from Hashmi

  Monday night the Paris City Council approved the final plat for the Paris Lakes Medical Center located at 2675 41st SE. Council member A.J. Hashmi (pictured right) requested the approval be discussed from the consent agenda, asking, “Why are we approving a final plat before all...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street Addressed City Council Monday Night

Paris Main Street Addressed City Council Monday Night

During Monday night’s City Council meeting, the Paris Main Street Advisory Board gave a presentation to the Council on the accomplishments of the Main Street Program. Main Street Coordinator Cheri Bedford (pictured right) addressed the Council saying, “In February, we were...

03/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Names on Official Ballot for the City Election Released

Names on Official Ballot for the City Election Released

Janice Ellis, City Clerk for the City of Paris, released on Monday, March 9, 2015 how the names of the candidates for City Council will appear on the ballot. For City Council Member District No. 4: Richard Grossnickle Steve Clifford For City Council Member District No. 5: Grover...

03/10/2015 by eParisExtra